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Our Team

Here at Westcoast Family Centres Society our staff and leadership team is dedicated to the meaningful work we do. We offer roles in diverse fields from counselling, outreach, and community development to administration, business support, and fundraising. Our staff are diverse with a range of expertise and languages.

 

Our Expertise

Training and expertise within the WFC Family include:

  • Aboriginal Sexual Abuse Intervention

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

  • Behavioural Interventionist (BI) Basic Training

  • Child and Youth Development

  • Complex Trauma and Domestic Violence

  • Crisis Counselling and Intervention

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Family Law Act (BC)

  • First Aid and CPR

  • Infant Mental Health Training

  • Leadership 2020

  • Mental Health and Addiction

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Non-Violence Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Training

  • Parent & Child Interaction Therapy

  • Parent Group Program Curriculum and Facilitation

  • Play Therapy

  • Privacy Training

  • Triple P Parenting

  • Youth Mental Health and Sexual Violence

Languages

WFC provides support and services in the following languages:

  • English

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

  • French

  • Spanish

  • Hindi

  • Farsi

Opportunities

Opportunities within our WFC Family include:

  • Family Support Workers and Counsellors: provide a variety of parenting education, supportive Interventions, and community resources towards the promotion of healthier families. Working with various families including Indigenous, newcomer and refugee families.

  • Co-parenting Counsellors: offers a unique service designed to address complex family issues. Providing support toward a co-parenting plan for the best interest of the child during or after separation and/or divorce.

  • Therapeutic Access Workers: provide supervision and therapeutic support for parents and/or caregiver with in a designated visit room or within the community and provide factual documentation.

  • Child and Youth Care Workers: Provide support to children and youth who demonstrate a range of behaviours and needs, and may exhibit-challenging behaviours.

  • Child and Youth Special Needs (CYSN) Workers: work with children/youth identified with special needs and their families. Special needs may include brain injuries, deafness, visual impairments, autism, chronic health impairments, moderate to profound intellectual disabilities, or complex health needs/nursing services.

  • Clinical Counsellors: responsible for the assessment, treatment, education, and management of clients requiring counseling intervention, in accordance with standards of practice of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

  • Play Therapist: help children to make sense of difficult life experiences or complex psychological issues through play.

  • Group Facilitators: research, create and deliver effective programs for children, parents, caregivers, and communities on various topics including child development, mental health,

  • Administrative Coordinators and Support: are an essential component to the work we do, they provide efficient support to the front line staff, leadership team, and clients.

  • Team Leaders: are experienced community leaders, providing supervision and support to their teams and ensure high-quality standard of care implementing program and agency policies, standards and practices.

I love working with children and youth, each day is different, and I love it! As a parent, I also value an agency with strong family values and a supportive culture.
— WFC Staff Member
 
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